Benin

FeatureValueUnitSource / Year
CapitalPorto-NovoAuswärtiges Amt / 2017
Currency1 Euro = approx. 656 CFA-Franc BCEAO
(As of: 25.10.2017)
CFA-Franc BCEAO (Franc de la Communauté Financière d’Afrique)Bankenverband / 2017
Area112 622km²Auswärtiges Amt / 2017
Population10 800 000Auswärtiges Amt / 2106
Population Density96Persons per km²Statistisches Bundesamt / 2016
Population Growth3,5%Auswärtiges Amt / 2106
Average Income per Capita771US $Statistisches Bundesamt / 2016
Proceeds from Export409 752 038US $UN Comtrade Data Base / 2016
Export Goods (Top 3)1. Cotton
2. Nuts
3. Gold
WTO Statistics Database / 2016
Most important Export Countries (Textile Sector)1. Gabun
2. France
3. Belgium
WTO Statistics Database / 2016¹
Export Volume Clothing298 031US $UN Comtrade Data Base / 2016¹
Growth of Clothing Sector56Change (in %)UN Comtrade Data Base / 2010 – 2016¹
Share of textile and clothing exports in total exports of the country45,68Share (in %)ITC Trade Map / 2018²
Corruption Index80Rank (of 174 countries)Corruption Perceptions Index (Transparency International) / 2014
„Ease of doing business“155Rank (of 190 countries)Doing Business Report (World bank) / 2017

Sources: 

¹ “HS-Code 61 – Apparel and Clothing accessoires – knitted or crocheted” and “HS-Code 62 – Apparel and Clothing accessoires – not knitted or crocheted”.
² HS Product Code 50-63, including raw materials and semifinished products (e.g.cotton, synthetic fibers, yarns).